Since October 2012, the European Cyber Security Month is going live as a pilot plan across Europe. Inspired by the concept of other similar projects that were successfully implemented around the globe. One of them is the Stop. Thinking. Connect campaign supported by the National Cyber Security Awareness Month in the United States.
Following the recognition at Virus Bulletin 2014 of ESET’s research on Operation Windigo, I took the opportunity to ask Marc-Etienne Léveillé – who worked directly on the Operation Windigo report a few questions. Marc-Etienne is a malware researcher at ESET.
In this post we provide additional information on how a specially crafted PowerPoint slideshow file (.PPSX) led to the execution of a BlackEnergy dropper.
A hacking group has claimed that it has access to 6,937,081 Dropbox accounts with usernames and passwords, according to ZDNet. The first 400 log-in combinations were posted to Pastebin, with more to follow in return for payment in Bitcoin.
A breach of a third-party Snapchat site that allows users to bypass the app’s privacy has led to the leaking of some 200,000 images to the internet, The Guardian reports.
This week in security, we covered a full range of privacy and malware, with controversial plans to equip police officers with facial recognition packed Google Glass in Dubai, and the BadUSB malware finding its way on to GitHub.
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month in America and each year this program brings more and more attention to issues that should be of concern to anyone who uses a computer, plus a low of how-to information, security resources, and awareness-raising events.
Malware may begin to offer genuinely helpful functionality in the future, in order to “fly under the radar” and fake legitimacy before striking, according to Professor Giovanni Vigna from the University of California.
Since the BadUSB malware was released to the public with hopes of forcing a fix, a solution has emerged from the researchers who posted the code, but the fix is definitely not without its problems.
For at least five years the Sednit group has been relentlessly attacking various institutions, most notably in Eastern Europe. The group used several advanced pieces of malware for these targeted attacks, in particular the one we named Win32/Sednit, also known as Sofacy.
Yesterday, security researcher Jonathan Hall, of a company called Future South Technologies, accused Yahoo of having suffered a serious security breach via the recently discovered Shellshock vulnerability in Bash.
The police force of Dubai will soon be equipped with crime-fighting face recognition technology via Google Glass, according to Reuters. The software, “developed by Dubai police would enable a connection between the wearer and a database of wanted people,” Reuters reports.
The son of American wrestler Hulk Hogan has been the latest celebrity to fall victim to theft and publication of naked pictures on the internet, according to The Huffington Post.